Sir Jim Ratcliffe's minority stake in Manchester United is nearing completion.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe's deal to become a minority shareholder in Manchester United is expected to be finalized during the international break this month, possibly as early as next week.

On November 22, 2022, United's owners, the Glazer family, announced that they were considering selling the club.

Both Ineos and Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani made bids, with bids of around £5 billion rejected.

However, neither bidder was willing to meet the Glazer family's valuation, despite the fact that co-chairs Joel and Avram Glazer are both reluctant sellers.

Sheikh Jassim withdrew from the process last month, claiming that his final bid, thought to be double United's stock market valuation of $3.2 billion (£2.64 billion), did not meet the Glazers' demands.

Ratcliffe had already changed his initial plan to purchase the Glazers' 69% stake to a'majority' stake.

However, it wasn't until he reduced it again, to an expected 25%, that the possibility of an agreement increased.

It is unclear what the deal's structure will be, or whether there will be specific dates when Ratcliffe will be able to increase his shareholding. 

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